Besides welcoming my new baby into the world, the nursery decor is the thing I’ve been the most excited about. Ever since I’ve been told that I’m having a precious baby boy, I’ve been on the search for the cutest nursery pieces – a big stuffed animal for the corner of the room, a classic white crib, the baby’s name across the wall in wooden letters, and so much more! Many of my good friends have children, so I look to them for advice. I told each of them to create a short list of the must haves! I took each of their lists and curated them into one. Here’s the result:
1. A Rocking Chair
2. A Diaper Genie
3. A Baby Blanket
4. A Book Shelf Full of Books
5. A Hamper
6. A Changing Table with Storage
7. A Themed Rug
8. A Small Dresser
9. Baby Hangers
10. EXTRA Diapers and Wipes
11. Stuffed Animals
12. Diaper Rash Cream
Yes, it’s a mixture of both decor and things I will need, and some of it is obvious, but my friends even admit that it’s EASY to forget some of the most obvious items. It’s better to make a list and be prepared, mommy life is busy!
While some of the items on this list are already on mine, there were a bunch that weren’t. I actually just fulfilled #7 last night! I ordered it from an online rug store. It’s the one with the octopus and fish because I decided to go with a nautical theme. To go further with the nautical theme, I plan to purchase a starfish nightlight that creates the sound of waves, some shell shaped photo frames and some sailboat wall stickers.
As for the nightlight, I’ve read that items that create soothing sounds are beneficial for the baby. They help to calm the baby and gently lull them to sleep. There might be some trial and error when it comes to seeing which sound your baby responds to the best. Many of them even come with a timer.
If you have any ideas for this nautical theme, I would love to hear them!
Stay tuned for more blogs regarding nursery themes and baby products, I have lots of ideas!
In the meantime, don’t miss this video about nursery decorating!